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    February 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 2/3/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    January 29, 2014


    2 Chainz comes to Roseland Ballroom

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Albums By Year, 1971-2013

    Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Meet Knowledge the Pirate, The First Gangster To Rap Over Neptunes Beats

    Knowledge the Pirate counts himself as a member of the rapper Roc Marciano's inner circle. Alongside KA, who we recently nominated as recording the best New York City rap album of the year, Knowledge appeared on Marci's acclaimed Reloaded project and was also around during the recording of that proj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Who's Worth Seeing at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival? EVERYONE!

    Today marks the start of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Entering its ninth year, it started at a time when the eyes of the hip-hop nation weren't as glued to the culture's birthplace as it once was, allowing the festival each subsequent year to remind the world why New York hip-hop is not only pivot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Bilal's New A Love Surreal Was Inspired By Salvador Dali

    Even though Bilal Sayeed Oliver -- that's Bilal, to his fans -- has a new album, A Love Surreal, ready for fans to consume, he is still hounded by that one question: Will Love for Sale ever get the proper release it deserves? "Well, I don't know," Oliver says. "I would like for it to, but it's a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Pusha T on the Grammy Committee: "They Can't Deny Good Hip-Hop Anymore"

    Clipse's Pusha T raps a lot about drug dealing and the spoils that go with it. (His name is Pusha, after all.) You no doubt know that by now. It's why Pusha Ton is naming his upcoming album My Name Is My Name. But before that shipment arrives he's doling out samples in the form of his mixtape Wrath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Juelz Santana on His New Album: "It's Time To Follow the Leader Again"

    A decade ago, Juelz Santana burst onto a rap scene that didn't know it needed him, rapping about trapping out of Harlem crack spots and moving weight for the goon demographic (and delusional, escapist hipsters too) but he also made pop friendly, sing-along raps for the MTV and the now defunct 106th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Five Hip-Hop Albums We're Excited For in 2013

    The new year is right around the corner, and while we're sure you're squeezing every last bit of new music you can from the few remaining "Best of 2012" lists, it's important to look toward the future and keep in mind all of the great music still to come. While we've all but given up hope that 2013 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    F2K Presents: The Nine Worst September 11 Response Songs

    Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a moment in American history that was pretty horrifying for reasons that have been enumerated countless times. Their effects on pop music weren't as tragic, to be sure, but they were pretty unfortunate—artists on both sides of the aisl ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012


    A glimpse of the future at Irving Plaza

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Birdman Is Rap's Richest Second Banana

    A few weeks ago, Forbes published The Forbes Five, which estimated the net worth of hip hop's wealthiest moguls, and put Cash Money Records boss Bryan "Birdman" Williams in fourth place with $125 million. Just two weeks later, Williams announced that his label's most successful artist, Lil Wayne, ha ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    Pusha T still has it for 
a reasonable price

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Sounds Go Through The Muscles: Bjork's Top Ten Hip-Hop Connections

    As you may have heard, Björk's latest album, Biophilia, has been specially designed to work best on an Alphasmart 2000 word-processor. This pioneering piece of multimedia is likely huge fun for tech-heads, but for music fans it might also be the aural equivalent of playing with your food. And Björ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Live: Fool's Gold Day Off Party Turns into a Relay Rave

    Fools Gold Day Off City Winery Monday, September 5 Better than: Catching bullets at a parade. New York City empties out on Labor Day weekend, but for the past two years those who've stuck around have been able to see behind the curtain on what's next, on what's nexter-than-next, and the emerging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Ten Best Young Jeezy Tracks Released Since He "Fell Off"

    ​You guys drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? Now all you can rave about is Rick Ross. Tsk, tsk. The guy told you himself, in no uncertain terms, that he's caught up in a fantasy. Yeah, he's got a talent for picking huge, cinematic beats, and he strings words together nicely from time to time. Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Q&A: Ford & Lopatin On Playing Together And Playing With Studio Toys

    David Black​Games was once the name of longtime pals Joel Ford and Daniel Lopatin's studio project that they collaborated on while Ford performed in Tigercity and Lopatin operated under the spellcheck-challenging noise moniker Oneohtrix Point Never. But now the duo just goes by Ford & Lopatin, ... More >>